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PSW Extends its Digital Trade Network adding more Government Departments

Pakistan Single Window (PSW) has successfully integrated its digital services with four government departments as part of the initiative’s Phase-II rollout. The integration of PSW’s digital services with the Mercantile Marine Department (MMD), the Marine Fisheries Department (MFD), the Ministry of Narcotics Control (MNC), and partially with the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP).

Pakistan Ranks High With 14% Jump In UN’s Trade Facilitation Rankings

Pakistan has made significant progress in trade facilitation, resulting in a remarkable 14% jump in its global ranking in 2023 owing to the implementation of multiple reforms and automation initiatives with special emphasis on the Pakistan Single Window system, as reported by the United Nations. In the South Asia region, Pakistan has been ranked the second best in terms of efficiency of International Trade.

BoI Organizes Workshop On Regulatory Reforms Through Principle Based Regulatory Framework For Energy

The Board of Investment (BOI) organized a workshop on "Regulatory Reforms through Principle Based Regulatory Framework" for Energy (Power & Petroleum), Water Resources, Maritime (Ports), and Media & Communications sectors on July 31, to identify regulatory reforms by lowering compliance burden on businesses. A large number of senior officials from relevant Ministries and Departments attended the Workshop, said a press release issued here. Moreover, Mentors from the Private Sector and Academia were engaged in the development of reform proposals in active collaboration with the public sector during the workshop.

Trade Facilitation Through Single Window

The World Trade Organization mentions the national single window as one of the means of facilitating trade in Article 10 of the Trade Facilitation Agreement. It creates a smooth flow of information, avoids duplication of information and information flow, and allows resource optimization from the points of view of both traders and governmental agencies.

PTFP Launched In Collaboration With TDAP Funded By FCDO Of UK

The PTFP is a platform for businesses to connect with each other and with government officials. It is a valuable resource for anyone involved in international trade in Pakistan. The PTFP provides information on a wide range of topics, including Customs regulations; Import and export procedures; Trade documentation; Linkages with regulatory organizations.

Pakistan Trade Facilitation Portal Launched

The Pakistan Trade Facilitation Portal (PTFP) is a one-stop solution for information related to exporting and importing products in Pakistan. It was developed by the International Trade Centre (ITC) in collaboration with the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom.

PSW introduces digital integration to Maritime Affairs Ministry

The MFD regulates export of fish and fishery products in Pakistan while MMD is responsible for regulating export of second-hand/used passenger and cargo ships, oil tankers, liquid cargo carriers, and fishing trawlers. MFD has successfully integrated with Pakistan Single Window (PSW).

PSW adds two marine departments to digital network

MFD has successfully integrated with Pakistan Single Window (PSW). Supply chain reliability, safety, and efficiency are keys to attracting foreign buyers to a country’s products and enhanced exports. Exports of fish and fishery products play a vital role in the national economy of Pakistan and have the potential to earn millions in foreign exchange. Digitisation of the cross-border trade related procedures is one significant step towards improving the supply chain efficiency and safety.

Marine departments linked with Single Window

Pakistan Single Window (PSW), in collaboration with the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, has integrated the Marine Fisheries Department (MFD) and the Marine Mercantile Department (MMD) with its network of digitally connected entities.

PSW Joins Global E-Commerce Alliance to Expand Global Outreach

Pakistan Single Window (PSW) has been granted the Associate Member status of the Pan-Asian E-Commerce Alliance (PAA)- an international grouping of customs and trade service providers which aims to promote and provide secure, trusted, and reliable value-added IT infrastructure and facilities for efficient global trade and logistics services.